Union administration

Branch Officers’ Training

NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine has announced that modified Branch Officers Training on several timely topics will be held virtually April 25.

Branch presidents may begin registering branch officers for the training on Saturday, April 17, 2021, through the branch president’s Members Only page. The registration directions are below.

To allow for multiple branches to participate, registration will be limited to two officers per branch per session.

The following sessions are included in the training:

DOL Reporting – This session reviews the history of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) and how it affects the activities of the unions and union officers. Participants will learn about each title of the LMRDA and the reporting requirements under the law.

Length: 2.0 Hours

Preparing LM 3 – This session covers completing the annual LM-3, which is required to be filed by branches with total annual receipts of at least $10,000 but less than $250,000. An LM-4 is filed by branches with annual financial receipts of less than $10,000. Officers that file an LM-4 would also benefit from this session.

Length: 2.0 Hours

Preparing 990s – This session covers completing the required annual Internal Revenue Service filing.

Length: 1.0 Hours

Membership & Dues/You’ve just been elected…now what? – This session guides branch officers through membership issues that they deal with daily and how to read a dues roster; and focuses on helping officers learn more about branch operations.

Length: 3.0 Hours


Registration Information

NALC has developed the ability to create a registration and training gateway through the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal on the NALC website. 


Once a meeting has been scheduled through the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal, branch presidents will need to register their members in order for them to attend. To access the registration option, branch presidents can go to the NALC website at nalc.org and log on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal or click this link.  Once logged on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal, click the “Meetings Registration” button, which will display a list of upcoming meetings.  From there, presidents can register a member(s) by entering their last name in the “Search” box and selecting the correct member from the drop-down list. A member can also be removed from the “Registry” list by checking the box under the delete column next to the corresponding member. Branch presidents will not be able to register more than the maximum number of attendees per branch or exceed the maximum number of attendees for that session.  The maximum number of registrants per branch and for the session, as well as the registered-to-date counts, are displayed on the registration screen.

Training Materials

Training materials and other pertinent information may be supplied for each session in the form of PDF documents. Access to these documents is available during the registration process.  These documents will also be available to registrants on their “MEMBERS ONLY” page. The documents can be printed, copied, and/or saved.

Accessing Meeting Information and/or Joining the Meeting

When a registered member wants to access training materials, view topics, or join a meeting, they can go to the NALC website at nalc.org and log on to the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal or click this link.  Once logged into the portal, the member will press the “Meetings” button, which will display a list of those meetings the member is registered to attend. For each meeting, there will be three buttons: the “Documents” button will give the member access to the training materials; the “Topics” button will give the member access to a list of topics (if any); and the “Join” button.  The “Join” button will appear 10 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the meeting.  If you log into the “MEMBERS ONLY” portal sooner than 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, you will need to exit to the home page and re-enter to access the “Join” button.  Once you select the join button, you will be taken to a WebEx website titled “Starting your meeting…”.  Scroll down to select “Join from your browser.”  When joining, the member will be prompted to enter their name and email address in order to attend the meeting.  Proceed by selecting the “next” button followed by the “Join Meeting” button.